ROCKFORD – The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash of a fixed-wing, single-engine plane outside Rockford that killed one person who an official says was flying from DeKalb to Rockford.
FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory says the crash happened Tuesday morning several miles southeast of Chicago Rockford International Airport.
The aircraft was a Lancair 235M, registered to Thomas F. Plodzien of Monee, according to FAA records. Cory said it was flying from DeKalb to Rockford.
Cory said only one person was aboard the plane and both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating.